【defense lot marker stone 國防地段編號標記】DL15

2018.11.03 | 新圍軍營 san wai barracks 粉嶺小坑村小路進入,未進入今天解放軍進駐的範圍之前,我們可以看到昔日英軍和啹喀兵 ghurka 所建立和服役的軍營的遺跡,包括傳統軍營的半圓筒式建築,還有這些「小界石」。 following a small road up at siu hang san tsuen, we can check some of the “relic” of the former british and gurkhas military camp, at the outskirt of the living “san wai barracks” run by the people’s liberation army. like this defense lot stone: DL15. […]

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重陽放假 chung yeung holiday

2018.10.17 | 皇后大道西 190 queen’s road west 中國節日,傳統行業很多都會放假。而如海味業或押業,總是保持敦厚禮儀,會在門外掛起放假通知。 這是西營盤的泰順大押。 a respectable practice, observed by only few traditional trades in hong kong now, pawn industry and dried seafood industry are these few; putting up a notice informing its customers and public the holiday closure. this is tai shun pawn shop. it is at sai ying pun.

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永安號 wing on ironwork

2018.09.08 華里 wah lane, sheung wan 華里在荷李活道旁支一條小巷,開始給繁華新派文化進駐,但有幸最近路過還是看到一些老舖繼續鎮守。 星期六中午左右,永安鐵器未有開門,容讓我可為鋪面留影。 閘門關著,店內卻亮著燈,而大型工具也放在門前,或許是店東出外午飯,臨時將閘拉上。 店的一事一物饒有味道,譬如拉敞的舊式刻上鋪名單鐵閘,藍白色帆布撐著天花。 還有門面毛筆字的寶號名字及店舖服務閱覽。幾個器具名稱都有濃厚的上世代韻味:欄河、荏蓬、綱窗。 wing on ironsmith is my translation from the chinese name of this shop. there is only chinese name available. it is located on a small alley tuck away from hollywood road. wah lane itself is fascinating. a short one and quite dark, sandwiched by […]

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霓虹記錄 neon record - 觀塘天安大押 tin on pawn shop (translation), kwun tong

2018.08.17 | 裕民坊 10 yue man square, kwun tong 近期看過不少外國媒體對香港霓虹的特寫報導,真正感受光黯燈快滅的時代已到。 那種光輝到此的末日感,幾天前強烈在觀塘感應到。 市區重建那魔怪,吞噬了整個社區的本土繁華,那夜經過,裕民坊碩大方圓的建築群和周邊社區,猶如一再無呼吸心跳的遺骸,為被逼遷的商戶居民弔念已經失去靈魂的觀塘。 七夕的晚上,發覺空蕩幽暗的建築群殘軀,竟剩當舖似要守業到拆樓最後一刻,孤獨的霓虹招牌,揮灑出是對街坊與社區之不捨堅持,美麗得黯然神傷。 查看《活在觀塘》的部落網站,舖頭原來有兩塊「蝠鼠吊金錢 」傳統式的當舖霓虹招牌,最具裕民坊地標意義的一個,因結構安全的考慮,今年三月已經拆掉,最後淪落堆填區。 自己有幸遇著懸向康寧道的這個,繼續呼吸最後一口氣。只歎,牠的最終命運也能預料得到。 recently, a number of international media, some major as the guardian and the economist, took turn using neon signs of hong kong in features. that could be some proof that the fading industry and m+ the cultural hub have […]

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